JAMAL Murray just lit up the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge for 36 points as Team World beat Team USA 150-141. In a showcase of the leagues best young talent Murray stood head and shoulders above everyone on Friday night, in a performance that looked eerily similar to some Steph Curry shooting nights.
HE has shown flashes through out his rookie season of become an elite shooter in the NBA. The former Kentucky Wildcat was taken with the 7th pick in last years draft by Denver and seems to be getting better on a nightly basis.
MURRAY’S averages for the month of February are the best in his young career to date sparking the Nuggets with his production off the bench. The biggest reason he is likened to Steph is the ease at which he can shoot the deep ball. Murray’s stroke and how quick he can get a shot off doesn’t bode well for defenses of the future. It’s too early to say what Murray is going to become as a basketballer, but he does seem to have the tendencies needed to be an elite shooter and scorer in the NBA. If given the minutes to develop and he continues to work on his game, expect to see Murray at All Star weekend a hell of a lot more often.
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